Local businessman arrested

  • Monday, April 28, 2014

Local businessman Chalmers Hammet was arrested Friday night after he and Kingstree Town Manager Dan Wells had words. The April 25, incident occurred at the Railroad Auction in Kingstree.

According to a Kingstree Police Dept. Incident Report the men exchanged words after Wells spoke to Hammet as he entered the business. According to the report, Wells told law enforcement during their brief conversation Hammet stated he had something for him (Wells). Wells said Hammet then looked down at his right side and made a hand gesture in the shape of a gun and said he was going to give it to him real soon. Well’s also stated to police that he was afraid for his life.

When police arrived, Hammet confirmed he had seen Wells and that Wells had spoken to him according to the report. However, Hammet disputed Wells’ claims, saying he only said he would “get him legally.” Hammet was arrested and charged with threatening the life of a public official and taken to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Detention Center.

The News attempted to contact Hammet, but as of press time, was unsuccessful.

Comments

Notice about comments:

South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
Poll
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


The News

© 2014 The News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.